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Zipporah (Russell) Mordecai (1781 - abt. 1845)

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Zipporah Mordecai formerly Russell aka Russell
Born in Baltimore, Baltimore County, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 28 Jul 1797 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of
Died about in Fayette County, now Lamar County, Alabama, USAmap
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Profile last modified 28 Jan 2020 | Created 17 Dec 2008 | Last significant change: 28 Jan 2020
07:26: Nancy (Pumroy) Jackson edited the Marriage Data for Zipporah (Russell) Mordecai (1781-abt.1845). [Thank Nancy for this]
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Biography

Zipporah was born 10 July 1781 in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Philip Russell and Esther Mordecai. Her father was a surgeon's mate at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. Her Great Grandfather, Dr. Samuel Nunez who had brought the first Torah to Savannah, Georgia in 1733, which is still there. Dr. Nunez saved the city of Savannah from Yellow fever after his arrival and as a reward his family was granted land to settle on. Dr. Nunez and his family had escaped the inquisions in Portugal fleeing to England then on to America. He had been the doctor to the head inquisioner. Ziporrah married 28 July 1797 to Isaac Mordecai. Out of this marriage was three sons: John born 1813, Samuel born 1816, and Isaac R. born 1818. She passed away about 1845 in Fayette County, now Lamar County, Alabama. Zipporrah and Isaac are buried at the top of a hill near an old log house in the Spring Hill community. [1]

  • Fact: Burial Mordecai Family Cemetery, Lamar, Alabama, United States
  • Fact: http://familysearch.org/v1/LifeSketch Zipporah was born July 10 1781 in Baltimore MD to Philip Moses Russell and Esther Mordecai / Dau of Mordecai Moses Mordecai and Zipporah DeLyon Mordecai.

Zipporah's father was a surgeon's mate at Valley Forge during the Rev War. Her G-grandfather Dr Samuel Nunez who brought the first Torah to Savannah Ga in 1733, which is still there. Dr Nunez saved the city of Savannah from Yellow fever after his arrival and as reward his family was granted land to settle on. Dr Nunez and his family had escaped the inquisions in Portugal fleeing to England and then America. He had been the doctor to the head inquisioner.

Zipporah married Isaac D Mordecai July 28 1797

Zipporah and Isaac had three sons, Issac R born 1818, John born 1813 and Samuel born 1816.

Zipporah and Isaac are buried at the top of a hill near an old log house in the Spring Hill community.


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  1. Information obtained by Mary Atkins


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*Zipporah Russell Mordecai in findagrave.com.


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Russell-13226 and Russell-8 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person.
posted by Mary Atkins

Zipporah is 19 degrees from Frederick Douglass, 18 degrees from Margaret Summitt and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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